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First Christian Church

Serving In Costa Rica
February 4, 2023
Community: Santa Cruz
Partner: Iglesia Biblica Sama
Staff: Laura Vasquez

Staff for the Week

by Connie Mairena | February 5, 2023 8:44 AM

Laura, Connie and Carlos are your staff for the week! We are ready and excited to start the week of service and see God moving in mighty ways in the beautiful community of Lagunilla with First Christian Church! 

Staff for the Week

Sunday Service

by Connie Mairena | February 5, 2023 2:02 PM

Pastor Edgar prayed over the missionaries and all the ministries they are going to do this week in the community. It’s so wonderful to see familiar faces.

Sunday Service

Time with Pastor

by Connie Mairena | February 6, 2023 7:11 AM

After service, we gathered together to hear and reconnect with Pastor Edgar and Maribel. We heard their testimonies, their hearts, and the vision God has placed in them. 

Time with Pastor

The Power of Prayer

by Connie Mairena | February 6, 2023 7:13 AM

We also had the opportunity and blessing to pray over them, their family, and their ministry. 
Praying for our brothers and sisters in Christ is even more powerful when they are the ones praying all the time.
The Power of Prayer

Preps for Food Distribution

by Connie Mairena | February 6, 2023 7:15 AM

We went to the store to buy all the supplies for the bags we would deliver. Teamwork at its finest.
Preps for Food Distribution

Praying for the Families

by Connie Mairena | February 6, 2023 8:54 PM

Before we delivered the bags of food, we prayed for the miracle of the food lasting longer than it's supposed to. We prayed for every house, person and family we are going to visit this week. We prayed for them to feel God’s love and provision. 

Praying for the Families

Food Distribution Day 1

by Connie Mairena | February 6, 2023 8:57 PM

Today we delivered  bags of food to members of the community and church in need. Pastor Edgar came with us and gave the precious gift of a Bible per family along with the blessing of food. 
Food Distribution Day 1

Construction Project

by Connie Mairena | February 6, 2023 8:59 PM

We did concrete mix for the church the old way, like a volcano. We are building ramps for entering the church, so the elderly can have an easy time entering and leaving the building.
Construction Project

Women's Ministry

by Connie Mairena | February 6, 2023 9:01 PM

We had a full house this afternoon.  We had the opportunity to minister and spent time with ladies from the church and community. 

It was a beautiful time of fellowships between sisters in faith.

Women's Ministry

Construction Project Day 2

by Connie Mairena | February 8, 2023 8:24 AM

We are almost done with the ramps and sidewalks. It's been a hot day but super productive. 

Construction Project Day 2

Elderly Ministry

by Connie Mairena | February 8, 2023 8:26 AM

We spent the morning with the elders of the church. We played games, sang songs, shared a devotional and just spent time with them, honoring and loving them. 
Elderly Ministry


by Connie Mairena | February 8, 2023 8:30 AM

This afternoon we had VBS with kids from the community and the church. This week they are back to school, but run after their classes to come in time. 

We love the seeds planted in them and pray for them to grow into fruitful trees. 


Men's Night

by Connie Mairena | February 8, 2023 8:35 AM

What an encouraging night spent with men of God. Hearing their testimonies prove God is the same everywhere in the world and He extends His grace to everyone who comes to Him.
Men's Night

More projects

by Connie Mairena | February 15, 2023 7:29 AM

In this case it was painting time, wherever it takes to do it right, even weird angles. 

More projects

Food distribution

by Connie Mairena | February 15, 2023 7:31 AM

On the last day we visited families in the community, pray over them, gave them a bag or food, and the beautiful gift of a bible.
Food distribution

See you later service

by Connie Mairena | February 15, 2023 7:32 AM

Worship and prayers were abundant this night. See you soon First Christian church.
See you later service


by Connie Mairena | February 15, 2023 7:34 AM

Brother and sisters United with the same heart for Jesus. God is good to us all. 

Continue Your Impact!

by Nathan Norman | February 25, 2023 7:11 PM

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Peggy Wilkins

February 7, 2023 2:27 PM

So nice to see you Connie and Laura and Carlos, I remember the trip last July with the First Christian group and your Staff all great people I learned so much I want to come back I had Rotator cuff surgery Dec 1st that is one of the reason I did not come this time. I have been praying for all involved in the ministry to the people there that they will be taken care of by the Lord God Bless all that serve the Lord. Peggy

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